And the Beat Goes On: Highlights from Miami Music Week

Ultra Music Festival 2013 - Miami. Photo via Wikimedia by Vinch.

Ultra Music Festival 2013 – Miami. Photo via Wikimedia by Vinch.

Mention the city Miami and the first things that pop into your head are visions of sun, beaches, and all manners of opulence. With so many things to do, it’s no wonder that so many people head there for a holiday. You can add one more reason to take a flight to Miami: the Miami music week that’s happening in March.

What is it?

It’s a six-day music extravaganza, from March 25th to 30th, and showcases some of the biggest names in music, with a focus on electronic dance music (EDM) and rap. It’s basically an excuse to indulge in excess, with the whole city going all out to set the mood for the week. There are no less than nine different festivals going on, with the highlight being the Ultra Music Festival, which last year alone drew in 350,000 spectators from around the world.

With so many events, organizers have gotten creative with their venues. Besides the typical club and beachside location, there are even concerts on yachts on which you can spend the evening cruising the sea while listening to thumping bass lines.

Who’s gonna be there?

Some of the biggest names in EDM and rap, that’s who. Highlights include David Guetta, Gramatik, Pusha T, Tiesto, Dizzee Rascal, and Chance the Rapper. This is just a small glimpse into the depth of musical talent on display during Miami Music Week, with more than 600 artists performing over the course of the week

Who’s it for?

If you’ve recognized any of the artists above, or if you enjoy seeing artists at the very top of their profession, then Miami Music Week is the place for you to be. If the thought of hanging out at the beach and pool parties during the day, then dancing till you drop to some of the most accomplished musicians in the world sounds like a fun day, it most definitely is for you

What else is there?

If you feel all danced out and want to take a break from the music, there are countless things for you to do. You’ve got the world-class beaches, of course, along with some of the best nightclubs in the world. If you you’d rather experience an athletic spectacle, the Miami Heat play basketball in the middle of downtown. You’d be watching the defending NBA champions, along with the reigning MVP, Lebron James. Stroll through Little Havana and you can experience some of Miami’s cultural heritage, not to mention taste some authentic Cuban food. Basically, there are things to do for any and everybody.


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